Several hundreds of Ukrainians preparing to move to Canada have benefited from free pre-departure orientation sessions conducted by IOM Ukraine at the request of the Government of Canada since spring 2015.
As of mid-January, IOM has assisted almost 75,000 vulnerable internally displaced persons and conflict-affected people in 21 regions of Ukraine. They were provided with cash assistance, medicine, hygiene items, clothes and shoes, household items, legal counselling and psychological support, as well as livelihood support.
Art-works presented in the Moved On! project display artistic exploration of the migration experience. The exhibition is open for visitors at Shcherbenko Art Centre, Mykhailivska Street, 22-V,
from 22 December 2015 till 16 January 2016.
IOM supported some of IDPs staying in Zhytomyr by inviting them to a microbusiness training. They have also drafted business plans to receive grants for equipment, which, once in the hands of the IDPs, will give them renewed strength and help them rebuild their lives. Photo story by the British photographer Ben Robinson.
Kate used to earn money by singing. A year before the war started she got a job with a local art centre and also sang at corporate parties and in restaurants. Now everything is gone: the art centre is no longer open, standing with a broken roof and Kate’s employment record book inside it.